Plenty with decent claims in an open race. They include Silver Bullitt as he returns to a more suitable longer trip and the lightly-raced Fly Solo on his handicap debut. Brimstone Hill went very close at Wolverhampton last time with Fairyinthewind three lengths behind and the latter has since been beaten only a head at Lingfield with Poetic Lord behind. Hurricane Hymnbook has a shout but the tentative vote goes to topweight SAKHEE'S PEARL, hampered over C&D a fortnight ago and dropped in class today.
Sakhee's Pearl 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, held when switched right towards finish, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ancient Greece 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Capitol Gain (8-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Casual Mover (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led 1f, chased leader, pushed along and not quicken 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 7l behind Night And Dance (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Silver Bullitt 11-2 (9-5) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Daruband (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Fly Solo 5-1 (9-3) Led, hard pressed from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Starfield (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Understory (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked winner until ridden over 3f out, weakening when hung left 2f out, last of 9, 26l behind Seven Veils (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Wildomar 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, not clear run when headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Castilo Del Diablo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Brimstone Hill (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Lean On Pete (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Poetic Lord 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division 7f out, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 3l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 9-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, sustained run over 1f out, went 3rd final 50 yards, unable to reach leading pair, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Uncle Fred 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway and switched to inner 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Strewth (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 13, 43l behind Spice Fair (10-1) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct '11.
Rezwaan 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 12, hd behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.